Joy, Peace and Love in the new year

Welcome Home!

Welcome to Saint James Church




Wishing a blessed and healthy new year to our parishioners and families and friends near and far.




New hours at the Parish Office:

Monday through Thursday

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Closed on Friday






What is Flocknote?


Flocknote is a new and improved way of communicating that will help us to quickly reach our St. James Parish “flock”.  Through Flocknote we will be able to send you important updates, information regarding special events, inclement weather announcements, and more.
Totally free.  Nothing to download.  No passwords needed. 
All you will need is a couple of minutes to sign up so that you can start receiving email
messages from St. James Church.


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OR use the Sign-up link below.




  Adoration at St. James Church, Manville

We invite you to join us on Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm for Adoration at the Ave Maria Convent at Saint  James Church.

Adoration will continue every Friday at the Convent with our Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.




Change to Live-Stream Mass Schedule
beginning Pentecost Weekend May 22-23, 2021


Beginning this weekend, Pentecost Sunday, we will be live-streaming the 10:00am Mass only from St. James Church. We are suspending live-streaming of all other weekend masses and weekday masses at St. James and St. Ambrose Churches.  Both St. James and St. Ambrose Churches are open to welcome the community safely back to communal worship. We certainly understand if some of our parishioners are still hesitant to return in-person and if so, we encourage you to participate in the Sunday 10:00am mass virtually on the St. James Office of Faith Formation page. Please know that we are here to welcome you back in-person whenever you feel ready to re-join us.

We thank all parishioners, family and friends near and far who have joined us for our live-stream masses during this past year. We hope that we were able to provide you with some connection to each other and the parishes as we prayed together, apart.



Follow-us on Facebook.  Like our page. 
Join us for our live-stream mass on Sunday at 10:00am.  

Or scroll to the bottom of our home page and click on the Facebook button to go to our live-stream mass.

Facebook Live-Stream Mass Change

Beginning Pentecost Weekend, May 22-23, 2021, Weekend Masses will no longer be live-streamed on our Facebook page.  In addition we will no longer be live-streaming weekday masses.
If you are not able to attend mass in-person, there will be one weekend mass live-streamed
from St. James Church on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. You can view that mass live or at a later time on their Facebook page at:
St. James Office of Faith Formation



God Bless You and Stay Safe

May 9, 2021
A message from our Pastor...

We are slowly returning to our daily and weekly pre COVID activities.  That is good news.  We will do this safely by taking to heart the recommendations and guidelines of our health officials and the assistance of the Bishop’s office.  In the par ishes of St. Ambrose and St. James I have asked that ministers serving in the sacred liturgy – Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Ushers – consider returning to full

participation on Pentecost Sunday Weekend.  Does that mean that we will have everyone returning?  Probably not!  But I encourage all who can to join us.  I want everyone to stay safe and keep proper 3 foot social distancing, wearing of a face mask while indoors for large gatherings, use of the hand

sanitizing dispensers at the vestibule of the church and

avoiding all unnecessary crowding at the church entrances.  We need to return to our communal worship of the Lord God who is the source of all blessing.  I like the way John Newton in the 19th century expressed this need to come to our communal worship:

“Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,

Waiting in his courts today:
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.”

May this Pentecost Sunday find our communities expectantly waiting the Lord God to renew the earth with the love, peace and joy of His Holy Spirit!






Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Please call the office for any questions or concerns.


Budget envelopes can be mailed to:

St. James Church, PO Box 60, Manville, RI  02838

At this time Online Giving is available.
For further information please click here










Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus -Pope Francis
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love,to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.  Amen

May God bless you and your families. 


 St. James Food Pantry


Please deposit food bags in containers
located at the front entrance of the church.

Food Pantry OPEN Thursday

from 10:00 to 12:00pm

All are welcome!


Home page Photo Credits: Banner etching by Ron Valiquette. Church Interior photo by Roland Lussier. Church rear Exterior photo by Louise Dussault.


New hours at the Parish Office:

Monday - Thursday

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Closed on Friday

Closed Legal Holidays




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St. James Weekend Mass Times:


Saturday 4:00pm

Sunday 10:00am


*St. James Weekday Mass Times:

Tuesday and Thursday    8:30am

*Please note that the weekday mass has been changed to 8:30am. 


Only the Sunday 10:00am Mass will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page.  The videos will be posted for later viewing at …

St.  James Office of Faith Formation

or click on the Facebook button at the bottom left of our home page to connect to the live-stream mass.







Holiday and Holy Day Masses



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